Friday, June 24, 2016

Why I eat Celery Every Day


What's all the fuss about celery ?
I recently visited the website of Anthony Williams. He is a medical medium who gives nutritional advice on Hay House Radio. He says that celery is one of the vegetables that can help alkalize and mineralize your body- so it's great for healing what ails you. Many sources say that disease doesn't like to live in an alkaline environment- and guess what celery creates? ( alkalinity) . For healing, he recommends a large glass of organic celery juice daily and drank on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.

My morning juice

Celery is a Part of my Morning Juice
I've always included organic celery in my morning fresh vegetable juice.
I use carrots, celery, cucumber, beet, romaine lettuce, parsley, kale. I switch around greens as each green offers a different benefit. Sometimes I use collard greens instead of kale or butter leaf lettuce instead of romaine lettuce, cilantro instead of parsley. In addition, I recently started adding green sprouts. Anthony Williams says that the tender butter leaf lettuce is offers a lot of nutrients.

Although I had always used celery, I never really knew until reading his blog that it has such value. Some other sources say that celery can help improve one's overall health since it contains significant amounts of water which are full of minerals and vitamins. Read my post on getting more energy from juicing 


Have arthritis? 
Celery is also an anti-inflammatory 
In addition, celery is felt to fight inflammation and reduce joint swelling which may be of benefit for anyone suffering from arthritis or gout. It also contains many antioxidants and flavanoids as well as phthlides, and coumarin that are all key in the prevention of disease. I also didn't know that celery provides a substantial amount of Vitamin C as well. 

Celery is Low Calorie but adds fiber, flavor and crunch to soup, salads, stuffings, and entrees.

In addition, Celery is low calorie and low carb but high in fiber. This mildly flavorful light green vegetable is a welcome addition to soups, salads, stuffings, and entrees. Since celery is also low in calories, fiber and carbohydrates, it makes a perfect food for those wishing to lose weight. Its high in fluid makes it helpful to keep you hydrated as well. 

Have you ever had celery stuffed with peanut butter? Great vegan and gluten free Snack!!! 

Why I buy only organic celery

Celery is on the dirty dozen list for foods that have the highest amount of pesticides. Therefore it is one of the foods that I always buy organic.

Strawberries are the #1 Dirtiest with the heaviest pesticides!

The following list gives you the foods that are recommended to purchase organic because of their high pesticide exposure. 



Want to know about the Clean 15 List  which are the foods that get the least pesticide exposure and are safer to buy if not organic? Read Clean 15

Do you like celery? Do you buy organic? What is your favorite way to use celery?

Try some of my vegan and gluten free soup recipes that contain celery- I usually add celery to most of my soup recipes. Because of it high liquid content it imparts a nice flavor to the soup.  Remember all of my soups are fast and easy to make! 
 I feel like I should start making  celery soup! Anyone have a good recipe?

This post will be linked to my blog carnival list  of blog parties with lots of shared recipes.

16 comments:

  1. Such interesting facts about celery! I love it so I am putting organic celery on my grocery list. I have been wanting to try juicing so I may have to invest in a juicer. Thanks for all the recipes!

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    1. Yes, organic celery is a must! They sell it at my local market it is about a $1.00 more than the regular celery.

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  2. I love using celery in certain recipes (especially celery and celery leaves in soup), but didn't know all its benefits. Must eat more celery! Thanks so much for sharing, Judee!

    Shirley

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    1. I'm with you Shirley- I really thought that celery didn't have much to offer nutritionally. Who knew? I try to add it to all of my salads for the xtra benefits.

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  3. HI Judee,
    They used to say that Celery didn't have any nutritional value but now they have changed that quite a bit. I always loved chewing on celery and added it to salads. This information is very good to know. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & Tweeted

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    1. I was with you. I thought it had no nutritional value but it does and it is quite a alkalizer!

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  4. Thanks so much for the reminder about celery. I tend to choose cucumber as my juicy base, because celery fibers are so hard to clean out of the juicer! But now you've inspired me. :)

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    1. I try to remove some of the strings first..

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  5. Huh. Who woulda thunk that celery is such a powerhouse? I eat it because it's green and fibre-rific, but had no idea of all of it's other awesome properties. I tend to enjoy it in soups or just plain raw =)
    Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays. I'm pinning & sharing. Have a great week, Judee.

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    1. I'm big on celery in soup and in salads!

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  6. Great facts about celery, glad I love it! I will make sure it in my juice more often. :)

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  7. I love celery and eat organic celery all the time. I've never tried juicing it.

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  8. Thanks Judee for reminding me of how nutritious celery is for us (I'll pin it to my health and wellness board on Pinterest). Saw you at the Plant-based potluck and want you to see, 4 Key Reasons to Eat a Variety of Colorful Fruits and Veggies Each Day. Celery is on my list of favorite vegetables. Nancy Andres @ www.colors4health.com

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  9. I love celery and I knew it was good for me but I had no idea how good! Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Judee. Tweeting!

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  10. This valuable post reminds me that I need to remember to include more organic celery in my diet! I am so delighted that you shared the health benefits of celery at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

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  11. Thank you for sharing the healthy benefits of eating celery each day at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing.

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